8 - 9 April 2019

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
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JUDGES

Thank you to our judges for lending your experience to the Middle East Special Event Awards.  

To ensure fairness, judges never see the names of entrants’ companies, and no judge has access to a category in which he or she has an entry.

(This list is subject to updates)

Kimon Alexandrou
Advisor
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Jane Ali-Knight
Associate Professor in Festival and Event Mngmt.
Edinburgh Napier Univ.
Scotland and UAE

Abdulla Buti Al-Qubaisi
Director of Events & Communications
Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Badran Badran
Professor, College of Comms. and Media Sciences
Zayed University
Dubai, UAE
Charlotte DeWitt
President
International Events Ltd.
Boston

Geoff Dickinson
CEO
DMG Events
Dubai, UAE

Nowshir Engineer
Founder
EMDI Institute of Media & Communication
Dubai, UAE

Aaron Hamilton
Independent
Dubai, UAE

Jasper Hope
Chief Executive
Dubai Opera
Dubai, UAE

Kevin Jackson
Founder
The Experience is the Marketing
London
Bruno Marx
CEO
Event Knowhow
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

James Morgan, PhD, CSEP
Principal Consultant
James Morgan Associates
London

Rob Nicholas
Managing Director
NPI Media
Dubai, UAE
Graham Stephenson
Director of Sales
ADNEC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Special Events Advisory Board

Mark Baltazar
CEO
Broadstreet
New York

David Buckley, CSEP
Regional Sales Manager
AFR Event Furnishings
Pennsauken, N.J.

Patrick Cuccaro
Managing Director 
Affairs to Remember
Atlanta

Anne Finzer
Founder
CEO Corporate Event Organization
Edmonton, Alberta

Andrew Gerstel
CEO
Windows Catering Co.
Alexandria, Va.

Karl Heitz, CSEP, DMCP
Operations Director
Prologis
Denver

L. Gene Huddleson
Founder
Detail + Design
Indianapolis

Aaron Kaufman, CSEP
President
Fifth Element
Toronto

Caroline Lett
Director Campaign Events
University of Southern California
Los Angeles

La Randa Mayes
Event Coordinator/Marshal's Office
Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, D.C.

Amil Mendez
Managing Partner
Showtime Events
Crofton, Md.

Pam Patsavas, CSEP
Client Solutions Director
Freeman Co.
Chicago

Jen Poyer, CSEP
Senior Events Supervisor
Catalina Island Conservancy
Long Beach, Calif.

J. Wilbur Smith
President
EventScapes
Atlanta

 

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